One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside has a DIY Bio lab!This meetup will be for the collective discussion of bio lab usage and news in the DIY Bio world.

    In this meetup, we will :
    + Present something cool in the world of DIY bio
    + Cover lab safety and usage
    + Plan projects
    + Talk about general bio topics and news

    Just a small sample of the equipment we have includes :
    + Themocycler
    + Centrifuge
    + Incubator
    + Lots of glassware
    + Lots of tools like pipets and petri dishes
    + Microscopes
    + Rotary evaporator

    Come to Freeside and geek out with us in the bio lab on the 2nd Monday of each month!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Monday, December 9 at 7:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/266933165/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting a couple of times a month on Tuesday so that people can check out the space, chat with members of the organization, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.

    We'll do a quick meeting to introduce everyone, we'll update folks on the progress of projects and equipment in the space, announce classes and events, and occationally feature a 10-20 minute talk by a guest lecturer on an interesting subject. Afterwards, we'll break out into a more informal open house so people can chat, get tours of the space, and check out the cool stuff around the space.

    You can get the gate code using this form: http://goo.gl/we3eWP...

    You can also get a preview of our space by checking out our photo tour page on Meetup.

    Directions -

    The Space is in the Metropolitan Warehouse complex on Metropolitan Pkwy near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, and you can do one of two things to get to it after entering the gates of the complex -

    1 - Take a right after entering the gate, then your first left, which is the back side of the complex

    2 - To get to the front door, take the first right shown on the map. To get to the auto bay doors, take the second right shown and drive around to the back side of the complex.

    Overview of the warehouse complex directions found on our wiki.

    Street View of the front entrance.

    If you need any help or have a question, just email us at hello@freesideatlanta.org.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/266301892/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Learn the basics of the manufacturing revolution that is 3D printing!

    Whether you are brand new to the world of 3D printing and looking to get started, or if you have a printer of your own and are looking to improve your skill set and print quality, this class is for you.

    This class will last approximately two hours, and we will cover the following:

    - a brief overview of the different types of consumer and professional 3D printing processes
    - a breakdown of the hardware that makes up each type of 3D printer
    - a hands-on demonstration of the prep, printing, and finishing process using Freeside's 3D printers
    - some helpful tips and tricks for improving the quality of your prints

    By the end of the class, even an absolute beginner will be comfortable with the basics of 3D printing.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 PM

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    Price: 30.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/266948991/